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Providence Public Transportation
The public transportation system in Providence is fully accessible to the disabled and wheelchair users. The city is served exclusively by bus and wheelchair users can access all parts of the city. Access to Boston’s MBTA Commuter Rail and Amtrak is also available. Information, tips and guidelines for using the city transportation network if you have a mobility challenge can be found below.
The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority, RIPTA, operates 63 city and local bus routes within and around the city of Providence. Service times and schedules vary among routes.
All city buses are wheelchair accessible with lowered floors and wheelchair ramps or lifts. Buses offer spaces for wheelchair securement with provided tie downs and straps. Priority seating is available for the elderly and disabled.
Bus routes, numbers 1, 8, 14 and 20, offer service between T.F. Green Providence Airport (PVD) and downtown Providence. Connections to other bus routes and the light rail can be made at multiple points within the city limits.
RIPTA fares are $2.00 per ride, with one transfer permitted for an additional $0.50. For additional information on RIPTA’s routes, schedules and fares or to plan a trip, visit ripta.com.